The Benefits of an Electric Fireplace
Electric fireplaces are also very clean. Since they run on electricity, there is no clean up resulting from the smoke and burnt wood or coal. Traditional chimneys and fireplaces require regular cleaning to work properly. If the fireplace and chimney are not cleaned on a regular basis, you may create a serious fire hazard. The only maintenance an electric fireplace requires is changing out light bulbs when they burn out and some dusting,
Fuel is also abundant and clean when using an electric fireplace. Electric fireplaces run on electricity. They are easily powered by any outlet in your home. Wood can be difficult to obtain and it is a pain to chop wood when it’s cold or snowy outside. Gas can cost much more than electricity and produces terrible fumes.
You also have complete control over the flames, light and heat when it comes to your electric fireplace. Traditional fireplaces offer no real control when it comes to the flame or heat. Electric fireplaces offer complete control over mostly every aspect of your fireplace. You control how high the heat is set, how bright the light is, how big the flame can get and more.
Since there is much more control with an electric fireplace over a traditional fireplace, an electric fireplace is also safer than a traditional fireplace. One major reason people dislike lighting the fireplace is that they’re afraid a pet or child will accidentally get burned by the flames or hot metal. Most electric fireplaces are safe to touch when they’re activated and won’t burn pets or children if they get too close.
One of the biggest benefits of electric fireplaces is that you can get all of these benefits while still enjoying the lights, warmth and sounds of a fire. Many electric fireplaces can mimic real fire so well that it’s difficult to tell the difference. It’s all the romance, relaxation and beauty of a traditional fireplace with none of the troublesome aspects.